Reds Are Everywhere, Probably Even You

RECEIVED Mon., Sept. 29, 2003

In the spirit of Team Franken, I submit the following for your consideration. In the interests of brevity, I removed the URLs, but please check the background! Citizens for a Strong Economy spokesperson Peggy Venable [described] as "an arm of the Communist Party" ["We Got Reds in Our Webs!" Sept. 26]. Their Web site ( now informs "Venable has been targeted by the radical left, those listed on the Communist Party USA Web site, as worthy of an e-mail attack campaign" using "sleezy (sic) name-calling." Ms. Venable claims Moveon members are "idiots" "subverting democracy and free markets."
   I visited the Communist Party Web site, risking the ire of Tom and the Homeland Defenders. The Communists are directing users to as well as similar organizations. Investigation of the causes supported by these subversive, un-American groups suggests a common agenda. This is only the short list:
   AIDS Research Alliance
   American Federation of Teachers
   Gray Panthers
   League of Women Voters
   Sierra Club
   Veterans Against the War
Al Brooks
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